Dinosaur Ridge is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.0 miElevation gain705 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestPartially pavedViewsWildflowersNo shadeHistoric site
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Jessica Savage
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Super fun and unique place to explore. I enjoyed walking the paved road and learning about the dinosaurs/rocks then heading up the Dakota Ridge trails for more of a hike!

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Casey Clayton
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Great vibes

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Jai Gandhi
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Awesome! Wish I had realized this was a combination of trails earlier (my own fault!). But once you get onto the actual trail, it's truly gorgeous with some incredible views.

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Nate Evans
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nice little Trail to explore near Denver. Lots of mountain bikers and you're on a paved Road for part of it. But the ridge itself is pretty and there's good views of Red Rocks.

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Taylor Prinsen
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Good trails, even the designated “difficult” parts were pretty easy

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Lexie Shearer
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There needs to be signs because easy to get off trail and need hiking boots. Very pretty view of Red Rocks

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Lisa Chung
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Paved on main road and dirt trail for the ridges the beach off. The trail takes you on the Dakota Ridge which I did not know so did not comeplete the whole trail. Think twice about doing the ridges section of your afraid of heights/dropoffs. Got to see dinosaur prints so that was still cool. Recommend coming before 9:15am at the lastest.

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Ryan Bargoil
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Very dry, little snowy patch towards the end. Not crowded early but started passing a lot of people on the way back. Pretty views of Morrison and red rocks

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james overby
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Perfect weather. The end is snowy and muddy. Need some extra traction.

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Eli Kent
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Well traveled, lots of great views, and the dinosaur tracks are really cool. Pretty snowy and icy for the last hundred yards or so, but otherwise easy to hike.

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Becca Meredith
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Nice day, a little overcast but still beautiful.

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Ryley Sevier
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Great hike with Dinosaur tracks along the wall in. The ending was very snowy and muddy.

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Rodrigo Galvan
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Nice moderate trail other that the noise from the highway, not muddy today only some small portion of the trail has some snow near the end

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Scooter T
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Becca Saunders
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3/27/21 Great go to for an easy hike close to Denver. Decent views. The first/last 0.7 miles are on a paved road before you get to Dakota Ridge Trail. Not too many people starting at 8 on a Saturday.

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Kat D
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Very cool from a geological standpoint, but the hiking itself is a little too close to a major roadway for my taste.

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Manuel Olivas
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Elizabeth Stolz
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Mark Brito
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Barbara Lynn Lomker
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Mark Brito
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Robert Elskamp
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Jessica Frazier
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ABz Rivers
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Denise Garcia
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This is the second time we've done this trail. Lots of people after 10 am. Glad we got here early. Adherence to mask wearing is mixed and pretty low. Nice views of Red Rocks.

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Arin Chakraverty
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Patrick Ryan
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Jessika Gabaldon
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Loved it very relaxing

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Cheryl Ruiz
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Great views! Decent trail but mostly in concrete so doesn’t feel like hike.

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Cassandra Pupovac
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